There are three ways to incorporate your business in Alaska:

  1. Hire a lawyer to do the job for you (the most expensive option)
  2. Walk in to the State Department office and do it by yourself
  3. Use a professional incorporation company, like Active Filings.

AK Articles of Incorporation Requirements

The Articles of Incorporation is the formation document you file with the Alaska Secretary of State to register your corporation with the state (LLCs file Articles of Organization). In Alaska, you can file Articles of Incorporation by mail, fax, online or in person (it will take the SOS 10 days to process your filing unless you file online for immediate processing). If you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business, we are authorized to file online with the state, and we’ll form your LLC or corporation in 1 business day.

To complete your Alaska Articles of Incorporation, you’ll need to include the following information:

Company Name The name must contain word “corporation,” “company,””incorporated,” or “limited” or an abbreviation. The name must not contain words implying a different purpose from those purposes in the articles of incorporation. Corporate name must not contain the word “city”, “borough” or “village.” The name must not be the same as or deceptively similar to a name already in use or a registered or reserved name.
Company Purpose List the reason for forming the corporation or the business/activity which the corporation will engage in.
Authorized Shares List the number of shares of corporate stock you are currently authorizing. Technically, this is when you “create” your stock (more can always be authorized later), and that stock will be issued to your shareholders at your first shareholder meeting.
Registered Agent Information In Alaska, a registered agent (also known as a resident agent) is an individual or business that serves as your company’s official point of contact for lawsuits and legal notices. As part of Active Filings’ incorporation service, we include a year of registered agent service when you hire us to incorporate your business in Alaska.
Name and Addresses of the Incorporators The incorporator is the person or company authorized to form the corporation. For example, if you hired us, we would list ourselves as the incorporator. The incorporator does not have any stake in or claim to the corporation being formed.

Director Information

Minimum Number One or more.
Residence Requirements No provision
Age Requirements None
Articles of Incorporation Directors are not required to be listed

Officer Information

Articles of Incorporation Officers are not required to be listed

Stock Information

An increase in shares or par value does not affect initial fees.

Yearly Requirements

  • Annual Statements
  • Domestic corporations must file a biennial report . The cost of the report is $100. The report must be filed by January 2 of filing year and every two years thereafter, it is delinquent if not filed before February 1.

Income Tax Rate

Rates range from 1% of taxable income when taxable income is less than $10,000 to a high of $4,500 plus 9.4% of taxable income over $90,000 when taxable income is $90,000 or more.

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When you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business in Indiana, you’ll receive everything you need to track and maintain your company, this includes:

  • Free expedited service
  • One year of registered agent service
  • An online account where you can add additional services, track orders, maintenance requirements and digital notifications.

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